Tag Archives: Family

Babies, adult beverages, and banter at the Little Tap House

It’s a typical post-Saint Patrick’s Day pub scene in Portland: the Dropkick Murphy’s play on the loudspeakers as friends gather around whisky barrel style tables, sipping craft beer and cocktails, and chatting about their weekends. There is one detail, however, that makes this event decidedly different from any of the pub events that I have […]

Twelve ways to snowgasm

While many people used doomsday speech like “snowmageddon” to refer to the seemingly endless flakes filling our shovels, our yards, and our lives, others observed each falling flake with glee and immediately took to social media to celebrate this unexpected “snowgasm.”  With a day of partial sunshine forecasted for Friday, it is time for those […]

Holidays trump political hostility

Four vocal Democrats, four outspoken Republicans, and a quiet Liberal sat around a dinner table.  This is not a political joke – this was my family at Thanksgiving. Prior to meandering over three hundred miles to visit my family in Aroostook County with my eight-month-old daughter and husband, I was nervous that our turkey’s wishbone […]